Content to Focus on Building Personal Resilience, Community Equity

Milwaukee, Wisc. September 8, 2020 – NEWaukee is excited to announce the launch of YPWeek 2020 presented by Concordia University Wisconsin. Normally held in-person in cities across the country, this year the free conference will instead be held virtually on October 20 and 21, 2020.

In 2020, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and the social justice movement, YPWeek sessions will focus on topics of personal resilience, equity and belonging. Content tracks include improving your personal well-being, impacting your sphere of influence and building your broader community.

“Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked with our clients to pivot to engaging virtual programming. We’re excited to present YPWeek online, offering access to an even broader, national audience,” says Angela Damiani, CEO at NEWaukee.

NEWaukee founded the original YPWeek in 2012 in the city of Milwaukee. Over time and in partnership with dozens of organizations from across the country, YPWeek has expanded to include communities from all corners of the nation. The grassroots movement aims to unite young people of all backgrounds with their peers and empower them to impact their communities in new and meaningful ways.

After three years of participation in YPWeek as a contributing sponsor, Concordia University Wisconsin has more than doubled their investment in transformational experiences for young people. As title sponsor, Concordia University Wisconsin sessions will focus on purposeful leadership, social entrepreneurship and gender parity.

“We are so honored to be part of YPWeek 2020. At Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor, we help others use their gifts and talents so that they might make a positive influence on their communities and surroundings. Now, more than ever, we want to stand with our community to facilitate dialogue, generate curiosity, and empower change makers. We know this year’s YPWeek will be an impactful time unlike any other,” says Michael Sapiro, Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Additional YPWeek sponsors include Advocate Aurora Health, Kohler Co., Northwestern Mutual, WEC Energy Group and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC.) Companies that want to get involved as a sponsor can email

Participating communities and states include Atlanta (United Way of Greater Atlanta), Austin (Austin Young Chamber), Kenosha (Y-Link Young Leaders in Kenosha), Milwaukee (NEWaukee), Nebraska (Young Nebraskans Week) and Salt Lake City (Young Professionals Salt Lake City).

YPWeek was originally scheduled for April 17-25, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about YPWeek 2020 and to register for the conference, please visit


Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. Concordia is a learning community where students Live Uncommon—students develop their God-given potential and prepare to lead uncommon lives of higher professional purpose for the betterment of self and community. Visit to learn more.

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